I was always intrigued by the idea of title tracks. Choosing an album title is a pretty epic task because it essentially goes down in history. The title of an album determines what people will always refer to, for better or worse. A good title should represent the album as a whole. Its the message the artist wants to portray.
The idea that an artist could name an album after one of the tracks, or create a track based off of the title is intense. The song should be a statement of the album as a whole. Naturally if I see a title track is listen to it first. Even if it is last on the tracklist I like to hear the song that I assume to be most important to the artist. Continue reading